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Adelaide United and Flinders University announce Community Football Scholarship Program

Adelaide United and Flinders University are excited to announce a joint partnership to launch the Community Football Scholarship Program.

This joint initiative endeavours to make football inclusive and accessible for everyone regardless of their circumstances, with Flinders granting four young participants from clubs registered in the United Clubs Program a scholarship to play with their local club.

Adelaide United Chief Executive Officer, Nathan Kosmina, said: “We are very proud to be joining Flinders University in this partnership.

“We believe the Community Football Scholarship Program is an excellent means of giving all aspiring South Australian footballers a chance to continue developing in the game.

“Through the success of Craig Goodwin’s performances in the World Cup in particular, the dreams of young footballers have never been so bright.

Flinders University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students), Romy Lawson said: “This initiative enables children to continue dreaming big and chasing their goals of becoming professionals.”

“Flinders University is proud to extend our partnership with Adelaide United through the Community Football Scholarship Program.

“Young athletes of any situation or circumstance should be able to continue developing in football and not face barriers preventing them becoming the next Matildas or Socceroos star.

“This potential-filled program is only in its infancy and we’re encouraging further corporate support to ensure this initiative grows, providing further opportunities for young footballers.

“We look forward to awarding these four scholarships this year, and in the years to come, and seeing just how far the recipients can go in the future.”

Registrations for the Community Football Scholarship Program are now open to United Clubs Program members. Clubs will be able to nominate juniors publicly or confidentially.

To register for United Clubs Program, please click here.